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Virgin Atlantic, Jet Airways expand codeshare

New Delhi. Virgin Atlantic has offered new travel options to four Indian cities through an expanded codeshare agreement with partner carrier Jet Airways.

Virgin Atlantic customers will be able to purchase tickets from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata, connecting between Virgin Atlantic’s Delhi – London Heathrow service and Indian domestic codeshare flights operated by Jet Airways. The extended agreement will offer customers the convenience of having all of their boarding passes issued at the originating airport, whether their travel originates in India or UK.

Nick Parker, Head of India and Middle East at Virgin Atlantic said: “It’s really important to us to be able to offer our customers convenient one-stop options to get to where they want to fly. As part of our commitment to the Indian market we already operate a successful codeshare with Jet Airways between Mumbai and London and we’re delighted that our partnership is allowing us to open up other popular destinations in India for our customers.”

Commenting on the development, Raj Sivakumar, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said: “We are indeed pleased to offer enhanced and seamless connectivity to Virgin Atlantic guests by offering seamless travel through this expanded codeshare arrangement, providing our guests more options in the growing India-UK route.

Virgin Atlantic operates a daily service between Delhi and London Heathrow on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the newest aircraft in its fleet. The airline currently has six Boeing 787-9s in its fleet and is expecting 11 more by the end of 2018.

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